Posts tagged #Fall 2016

Behind Brinley

One of our favorite styles for Fall is most definitely the Brinley. With its on-trend top handle and structured silhouette, it is simultaneously classic and of-the-moment. We chatted with our design team about their inspiration behind the bag and are letting you in on a few of their secrets:

Brinley is our answer to the leading trend of the top handle lady bag. The structured flap lends a refined look, while the crossbody function makes it easy to wear. The gold hardware adds a fresh twist to the classic silhouette, with its oversized rings, grommets, and turn lock closure. Not forgetting functionality, we included our signature inside organization along with a roomy back slide in pocket perfect for quick access.

Blogger Sheryl Luke of Walk in Wonderland styled the Brinley in Forest Melbourne, and we love her neutral-hued fall look. Isn't Forest the perfect autumn shade? 

Shop Brinley here.

-Your friends at Brahmin

Posted on October 10, 2016 and filed under Trend Inspiration, Bloggers & Fashion.

October Issues

No sooner than we finished flipping through our hefty September fashion magazines did our October issues arrive in our mailboxes. Brahmin made headlines again in this coming month’s magazines, and we are thrilled to share these editor picks with you.

Our Sonny has been the it silhouette of fall, and Harper’s Bazaar selected this style in Black Charleston as a fall must. In the softest leather in classic black, we agree that this will be a closet staple for years to come.

InStyle declared texture a fall wardrobe essential, and our Carina in Stone Carlisle has texture in spades.

Glamour gets wild this month and is feeling all things snakeskin, especially our Lily Clutch in Brown Tyndale.

We highly recommend spending the first weekend of fall cozied up with a cup of coffee and a magazine or two…

-Your friends at Brahmin

Posted on September 23, 2016 and filed under As Seen In.

Leopard Is A (Fall) Neutral

We prescribe to the notion that leopard is a neutral, and this fashion fact rings especially true in fall. We are already imagining all the ways we will wear the Creme Surrey collection, adding a pop of leopard in luxe calf hair to our ensembles. Whether as a wild element for a little black dress on date night or slightly more subtle inside a black handbag for a coffee run, we want to incorporate leopard into everything we wear. 

Shop the collection here: Lily clutch, Suri wallet

-Your friends at Brahmin

Posted on September 15, 2016 and filed under Trend Inspiration.

Blogger Spotlight on the Priscilla

We pulled back the curtain and shared the design inspiration for the Priscilla last week, and today you will see this satchel in action as styled by Sheryl Luke of Walk in Wonderland. It’s no secret that we love Sheryl’s style, and we she nailed effortlessly chic yet again. Casual in distressed jeans and a grey tee, she elevated the look with refined finishes: a classic black blazer, sleek white pumps, and in our humble opinion, an outfit-making handbag.

The Priscilla in Natural Leighton has an angular edge, and two exotic textures combine to create just the right amount of structure and shine. Sheryl proves that this handbag can be dressed up or down, and it will be the hero of your fall wardrobe.

Shop the Priscilla in Natural Leighton before it’s gone!   

-Your friends at Brahmin

Posted on September 6, 2016 and filed under Bloggers & Fashion.

Fall's Top Trends

Whipstitching. Suede accents. A tassel or two.

Fall’s top trends are all about the details, and fashion bloggers cannot get enough of these designs. The hand-woven whipstitching adds an element of luxe with a slight nod to Western, and the textures complete the rich, multidimensional looks. All show off the beautiful handiwork of our artisans.

Read on to see how two of our favorite bloggers (we’re sure you’ve seen both Sheryl of Walk in Wonderland and Meagan of Meagan’s Moda here on our blog before) styled two of the season’s must-have handbags. 

Sheryl played up the Vivian Satchel’s ladylike lines with a classic tweed dress finished with a black bow and Mary Jane pumps. A long black vest tops off the look and adds a little extra warmth come Fall.  

Meagan’s look also seamlessly transitions from Summer to Fall with a versatile romper…shorts on the bottom and long sleeves on top. We love those embroidered bell sleeves! Carry the Sonny with you everywhere you go now and continue straight through cooler temps.  

Add both bags to your collection: shop the Vivian and the Sonny.

-Your friends at Brahmin

Posted on August 17, 2016 and filed under Bloggers & Fashion.

The One Handbag Every Woman Should Own

If you are like us and worship Rachel Zoe’s innate flair for styling, you may have seen the same article on The Zoe Report: The One Handbag Every Woman Should Own. As handbag connoisseurs, we were immediately intrigued as to which style Rachel would choose as the ultimate closet essential. After all, we could argue that each style from the clutch to the crossbody plays an important role in your closet. Any guesses as to what style Rachel chose?

Her answer: the tote. She raves about the tote’s ability to carry you through busy days jam-packed with meetings, gym sessions, and dinner dates. Spacious and versatile, totes are the practical solution to carry your every necessity form your laptop to sneakers to makeup and beyond. We must say, we agree wholeheartedly and would take this one step further: for each of these events, a Brahmin tote is required. #BrahminRequired   

May we suggest a tote or two to add to your wardrobe, stat? Shop the entire collection here.

-Your friends at Brahmin

Posted on August 12, 2016 .

Toffee Rockdale

You have heard us sing Cocoa Dalton’s praises and we are equally in love with its sister collection, Toffee Rockdale. On the lighter side but with the same beautiful whipstitching and suede accents, this collection is a showstopper this season. 

Today we reveal a third video filmed at our Fall photo shoot…the Thelma Tote featured in one of Fall’s must-have textures.

See the Thelma in motion below, and make it your own here.

Scroll through the full collection below...hurry and choose your favorite before it sells out! 

-Your friends at Brahmin

Posted on August 10, 2016 and filed under Behind the Scenes.

Fall's IT Collection: Stone Carlisle

If you have seen our Fall collection’s debut, chances are you have been swooning over a style or two in Stone Carlisle. Sure to be a hero of Fall, this collection is the perfect combination: it has a wear-with-everything appeal in neutral tones, but multiple textures add a wow-quality that will elevate any look.

See a favorite style, the Large Duxbury Satchel, in Stone Carlisle in action at our Fall photo shoot in this video:

Sheryl of Walk in Wonderland agreed that this was a Fall must and fell in love with the Arden Satchel at our shoot. Paired with an emerald pleated skirt (can we talk about its amazing movement?!) and leather motorcycle jacket, it is the perfect finishing touch to a toughened-up feminine look.

Read on as Sheryl gives us the inside scoop on what its really like to be a full-time fashion blogger.   

Brahmin: What inspired you to start blogging?

Sheryl: My husband! I have always loved fashion since I was a little girl, and it is my dream to have the biggest walk in closet. It was my husband who encouraged me to start a blog where I could share style inspiration, and Walk In Wonderland was born.

B: Did you ever think blogging would become a full time career?

S: No! It’s amazing to see how the industry has grown in the 6 years I have been blogging. I began with a focus solely on fashion, and as more and more brands began to reach out, I realized this could become a career. I have now expanded to include beauty, travel, and lifestyle on the blog as well. Readers like to see an all-encompassing view.  

B: What is your favorite thing about your job?

S: I have always had fun styling pieces in different ways – there is always something new to do in fashion!

Prep your closet for Fall now and shop the Stone Carlisle collection.

-Your friends at Brahmin

Posted on August 5, 2016 and filed under Bloggers & Fashion.

Denim Blues

We are feeling blue for Fall, and denim-inspired blue hues are trending in a major way. Blue is big season after season, but this Fall the tone is a bit broken in and faded. Think: your favorite pair of jeans that have been worn countless times and only get better with each wear.

Here are some of the images that were inspiring our design team when creating the perfect shade.

The finished product is called Palace, and we think you’ll agree that it is the perfect fall shade.

Shop the entire denim blue trend here and break out your baby blues!

-Your friends at Brahmin

Posted on August 2, 2016 and filed under Trend Inspiration.

Fall in Motion

If you love what you have seen of Fall so far, wait until you see one of our most stunning styles in motion. You have probably heard us sing Sonny’s praises, as saddle bags are the it style of the moment. Our Sonny has been dressed up for Fall, finished with hand-woven whipstitching and suede accents, and the result could not be more perfect.

Today, we are pulling the curtain back on our Fall collection just a bit more as we reveal a video from our Fall photo shoot.  See Sonny in motion below, and make it your own here.

-Your friends at Brahmin

Posted on July 21, 2016 and filed under Behind the Scenes.